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to general petraeus on his way home from afghanistan about america's longest war and other matters. >> nato forces in afghanistan have a new commander. general david petraeus is on the way home. he had been expected to serve longer but has been recalled to head the cia. the force he is leaving behind is now being quicker than he recommended. the insurgency has shown itself capable of hitting back with the assassinations and spectacular attacks. nato insists that they're winning. i asked the general what the possible grounds for optimism could be. >> what we have seen now is developing into a trend. in fact, this past week, yet again the level of insurgent attacks was lower, over 20% lower than the level of attacks in the same week last year. that makes nine of the last 13 weeks in which this has taken place in which the levels of attacks are lower than the corresponding time last year. that is completely contrary to what the intelligence professionals predicted. >> do you think that the strategic level, the death of bin laden, has created any new political possibilities or check political m
. >>> conditions in afghanistan once again turn deadly. but now the commander is under orders to plan a withdrawal. find out how soon some american troops could pull out of afghanistan. >>> and sue, what is going on? you should be poolside on a sunday? >> this is what i call living large, coming in to fox 5 on sunday. i'm glad to be here. but it's another really hot day. 99 degrees. at least july is about over. we'll set a lot of records this month. i'll let you know if there are any more in our future. fox 5 news will be right back.  >>> libian civilians were killed yesterday in a fateo air strike on state television facilities yesterday. nato carried out the attack in tripoli. it targeted three libian state television satellite transmitters. a nato official said the organization is aware of the reported deaths but cannot confirm them. libya officials say three station employees died and 15 others were hurt. some say it was international terrorism on a nonmilitary target. >>> the top u.s. commander in afghanistan is now on notice. he has two months to submit a detailed plan to bring american tro
battle in washington can be felt all the way to afghanistan. admiral nolan is visiting american troops in kandahar. the first question they had for him, if the government defaults will they still receive their paychecks. >> admiral mullen urged service members to email their senators and representatives. he says the taliban may try to regain lost ground during the islamic period of ramadan, beginning tomorrow. >>> an update to the story we told but yesterday. the military has released this photo of an ak-47 assault rifle. it's one of the weapons obtained from port millton. someone earlier this month, swiped more than two dozen assault rifles. most of which are still missing. an undisclosed number of people have been arrested, but investigators are looking for more suspects. >>> new this morning, four people are dead after two small planes collided over alaska. it happened yesterday, about 80 miles north of anchorage. authorities initially said at least two people were killed, and later announced four confirmed deaths. one of the planes burst into flames on impact, and crashed. the othe
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